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Description: Funeral notice for Thomas L. Willis, which reads: "Funeral Notice. The friends and acquaintances of the late DR. T. L. WILLIS are requested to attend his funeral from the family residence at 4 o'clock this evening, interrment [sic] at Odd Fellows' Cemetery. Services will be conducted by Rev. Mr. Chalk at the grave. Denton, Texas, Monday, April 1, 1889."
Date: April 1, 1889
Description: Photograph of an invitation to the wedding of Sallie Ann Parker and Thomas Middlebrook Willis. A note in the top left corner reads "To Ma & Pa." The invitation reads: "Mr. & Mrs. R. H. Parker Request your presence at the marriage of their daughter, Sallie, to Thos. M. Willis, Wednesday Evening, June 16th, at 8:30 o'clock. First Presbyterian Church. Reception at 9 o'clock. At home. Abilene, Texas. 1886."
Date: June 16, 1886
Description: Album containing photographs of a mustached man wearing a suit and bow tie, a girl wearing a dark dress, a mustached man wearing a dark suit, and a woman with her hair in a bun. A folder labeled "The Presidents" is attached to the inner back cover. The album is made of brown leather with golden scroll-work and has two metal latches attached to its surface.
Item Type: Image
Description: Photograph of a law license belonging to Thomas Middlebrook Willis. It reads: "Law School of Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tennessee. To All to Whom These Presents Shall Come, Greeting: Know Ye, That we, the Professors of the Law School of Cumberland University, having examined Thos. M. Willis, touching his knowledge of the Law, and being satisfied with his attainments; and further, having before us the proofs required by Statue, that he is a man of good moral character and twenty-one years of age; Now, therefore, we, by the authority in us vested, do grant the said Thos. M. Willis, License to Practise Law in all the Courts of the State of Tennessee. Given under our hands, and the Soul of the University, at Lebanon, this 18th day of January 1883."
Date: January 18, 1883
Description: Letter from the Texas Department of Education to Joshua Calhoun Howell on April 10, 1889. The letter renews Howell's teaching certification. Included are the envelope the letter came in and a paper detailing rules for conducting the examination of candidates for teacher's certificates.
Date: April 10, 1889
Creator: Texas. State Department of Education.
Item Type: Letter
Description: Marriage license of Charles Evans and Nannie C. Sleeper, McLennan County, Feb. 4, 1880, signed by Rev. Dr. Samuel A. King, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Waco.
Date: February 4, 1880
Description: Photograph of Dr. Frank Fanning, magnetic healer, wearing an overcoat - the very beginning of a patterned necktie and tie tack can be seen. In his left hand he holds a hat, and in his right hand he holds a cane. Embossed below the photograph, on the mat, reads, "Dr. F. Fanning, Magnetic Healer." A handwritten note on the back reads, "With compliments of Frank Fanning, San Antonio, Tex. Feb. 14, 1888."
Date: February 14, 1888
Description: Photograph of Elizabeth M. Smith, wife of Anthony Garnett Smith, Jr., sitting on a couch. She wears a dark button-up dress and a bonnet which covers her hair. She and her husband were pioneers of Talbot County and Upson County, Georgia.
Description: Photograph of Lucia Kate Elliott Luedde in profile. She wears a dark dress with a lacy high-necked collar. Her hair is curly, and has been pulled into a bun. Her bangs have been curled, and lay flat on her forehead. A pendant hangs from her collar.
Creator: McClane, F. E.
Description: Photograph of Mr. and Mrs. John M. Whitley. She holds his arm with one hand; the other is placed on her stomach. Both of John Whitley's hands are folded in front of him. They stand in front of a white backdrop.
Description: Photograph of Sallie Parker Willis and Thomas Middlebrook Willis. She stands behind a balustrade, wearing a polka dot dress and holding her hat in her left hand. He sits on the balustrade, and holds a bowler hat in his hand.
Date: June 1886
Description: Photograph of Sallie Parker Willis and Thomas Middlebrook Willis. She stands behind a balustrade, wearing a polka dot dress and holding her hat in her left hand. He sits on the balustrade, and holds a bowler hat in his hand. The photograph has been ripped, and the bottom right corner is missing. There are several handwritten notes on the back.
Date: June 1886
Description: Photograph of Sallie Ann Clarke Parker, who was an elderly woman at the time this portrait was taken. She was the wife of Robert Henry Parker and the daughter of Joseph C. Clarke and Harriett L. Julian Clarke.
Creator: W. Wirt Williams Photographic Studios
Description: Portrait of Wirt A. Paddock, a young man wearing a suit and polka dot tie. A handwritten note on the back of the photo says "Wirt A. Paddock, January 1889. Knox College, Class of '89. Property of Alpha Xi of Beta Theta Pi."
Date: January 1889
Description: Receipt from Locke Platt livery, feed, and sale stable for the sale of goods to M.M. Hornsby.
Date: April 1, 1884